Toast is one of my all time favorite childhood foods. It’s what we had most mornings for breakfast and I’ll say, what I had often times when I wanted a snack. Warm bread and butter… what could be better?
A while back, I posted my moms Cinnamon Toast recipe on Instagram. It’s simple… you just butter a piece of white bread, edge to edge, and sprinkle with a cinnamon/sugar mix. The best thing about her toast… it’s baked under the broiler in the oven. So the bottom is warm, soft bread and the top is crisp, buttery bread.
When I posted this recipe back then, a girl I grew up in church with commented that her mom used to make them “Chocolate Toast”. I was so intrigued. I love both of those things. She went on to say… it was exactly how my mom made toast but they used Nesquick chocolate powder instead of cinnamon sugar.
This, my friends, is genius. Brian, Jennifer and Ashley’s mom, Beverly, was such a sweet woman. When they shared that story, I could just see their mom making Chocolate Toast for them. She was always so kind and loving. She always, and I mean always, had a smile on her face. They lost their mom to cancer a little over a year ago.
I’ll always think of Beverly when I make this toast. I’ll be reminded of how well she loved her family and how gentle she was with those around her. How she loved the Lord and her church.
It’s a simple recipe. One I hope you’ll try. These days, we know white bread, butter and sugar may not be the best thing for breakfast each morning and maybe shouldn’t be our go-to snack. But recipes like this are what keep memories alive. My moms Cinnamon Toast reminds me of being a kid. It reminds me of how safe I felt in my parents home. I believe in cooking like this. Sure, lets practice a little moderation now and again. But food is life. It brings us so much more than physical nutrients. It nourishes our soul.
This morning, I made Chocolate Toast for Emily and Ethan. They loved it, of course. They didn’t even know what Nesquick was! We giggled and laughed and had the best morning just talking about the food we were eating. This Sunday, I encourage you to let your food do more than quench your physical hunger. Take the time to make a meal and reflect on a few things… Where did you first eat it? Who made it? How did you learn the recipe?
Happy Sunday, friends.
Chocolate ToastCourse: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Nesquick chocolate flavored powder
- Turn broiler in oven on high.
- Spread softened butter on one side of each piece of bread. Edge to edge!
- With a heavy hand, sprinkle the buttered bread with chocolate powder.
- Broil 1-3 minutes keeping a close eye to not burn it.
- Remove from oven and enjoy your life!